We enjoyed the exciting March Madness tournament last month. University of Texas women’s basketball had a good run. And Texas’s own Baylor University’s men’s basketball has been crowned National Champions. Congrats to them!
Now that March Madness is over, where can you get your professional sports fix? How about at Austin FC? The team starts its inaugural season and plays its first-ever game this weekend! Unfortunately, it’s an away game.
Their first-ever home game is on Saturday, June 19. The reason for the long way is because the team needs to recruit and train stadium employees.
About Austin FC
You can see Q2 Stadium live online on the Austin FC Stadium cam. Check out the time-lapse videos to view the progress from day one through today. The 20,500-seat stadium is located in North Austin at 10414 McKalla Place off Burnet Road. It’s less than 40 minutes from Crosswinds in Kyle and the closest professional venue.
Visit the team’s website to see the badge that contains the team’s colors of bright verde and black. The signature color represents the vibrancy and creative energy of Austin. The badge features two intertwined live oaks to represent the Club and City working together as one.
The oak’s four roots symbolize north, south, east, and west Austin combing together. Eleven leaves on the branches reflect the 11 players on the field being supported by fans. The city’s name appears atop the oak trees with FC on both sides of the trees to represent the sport.
Austin FC has its debut match against Los Angeles FC on April 17. You can catch the match on Fox and Fox Deportes. Any non-nationally televised matches will be regionally broadcast in the Austin area on CW Austin, KXAN, or KBVO.
The MLS team has a 34-game schedule and will compete in the Western Conference that contains 13 clubs. The Eastern Conference has 14 MLS clubs. The season ends on November 7 with the MLS Cup Playoffs start on November 19 and end at the MLS Cup on December 11.
The team will play Texas rivals FC Dallas and Houston Dynamo FC during Heineken Rivalry Week in early August. View the full Austin FC schedule and the Austin FC roster. Looks like 2021 will be a thrilling year for Austin and soccer fans.
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